Child's Play

1988

Horror / Thriller

75
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 68%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 81,246

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Cast

Brad Dourif as Mr. Smirker
Catherine Hicks as Karen Barclay
Chris Sarandon as Dr. Roark
Dinah Manoff as Maggie Peterson
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638.48 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
87 min
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1.33 GB
1920×1080
English
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23.976 fps
87 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hilaryswank2011 10 / 10 / 10

The Best Horror Classic of 1980s

Child's Play (1988) is a social comment about consumerism. Andy(Alex Vincent)'s mother Karen (Catherine Hicks) makes a grave mistake in this film's beginning. The Good Guy doll is promoted in front of Andy while he watches the television, then his mother has to buy it to please her beloved 6 year old kid. The problem is that she buys the stolen item from the peddler. This is a film's socially realistic aspect in the fictional terror story. This is an inciting incident of the entire film. Chucky the killer doll which possessed by the evil spirit of Charles can get into the family of Andy. Then, Andy will be targeted as a replacement body for Chucky to be human. This is the core conflict of the drama. Detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon) shoots the rubbery Charles Lee Ray/Chucky at the beginning. After the shoot fight sequence, Charles uses the Voodoo magic to get into the doll. This is a film magic. And the villain was well created by the Brad Dourif who also played the Damian Karras/ James Venamun in the psycho-horror The Exorcist 3 (1990). Child's Play's Chucky is not hybrid of many monsters. It is only a possessed doll by evil. This simplicity is still effective and does not confuse audiences. Simplicity of the monster setting is typical and successful feature of the 1980s' horror classics. Only one narrative flaw of both original and reboot is that the vagueness of the Good Guy doll's ability to speak. It is mechanic function or something unnatural? This point is vague at the living room scene when Chucky requests Andy to watch TV news. The entire style of creating suspense is the same with JAWs (1975) and the Friday The 13th.(1980) which called minimalist approach to the creation of the suspense. This is also praised by Christopher Lee when he refers it on Rosemary's Baby (1968). This minimalist tradition is the core spirit of the horror classics. If you do not follow the tradition, the reboot will be a spooky house. However Tom Holland's direction is something hesitated at the begining of the home sequence. As if he hesitates between fully exposition of Chucky's unnatural behaviours and just functional actions of a mechanically spoken doll. This vagueness is the border line between reality and fictional reality. This film is originally a whodunit. Whodunit is a kind of plot to find a killer during the story. This element is weakened in both the original and the reboot. In Act 1, after Maggie Peterson, Karen's friend and Andy's babysitter 's murder sequence and Chucky's revenge on the traitor, rubbery partner Eddie Caputo, Andy is suspected by police and put in the psychiatric hospital. This plot is something unpersuasive and the weakest plot point. The mid point is when Karen finds the Chucky's super natural status and decides to burn Chucky in the furness. This plot is critically persuasive when she finds Chucky moves without butteries. The Act 2 is Chucky tries to kill Mike for revenge, and gets John "Dr. Death" Bishop, Chucky's former voodoo mentor to know about how to turn into living human body. The goal of the antagonist is also clearly set up by the plotting. After that, audiences are hooked and just need to follow the Chucky and protagonists battle for Andy. Act 3 is the final solution. Chucky wants to get into Andy's body. Mike and Karen try to protect Andy from the devil doll. Both the original and the reboot follow the three act structure.

Reviewed by andymcgraw-95291 7 / 10 / 10

Doll brought to life

Near death, a serial killer recites a spell, transferring his soul into a doll. A widowed mother gives the doll to her son as a gift. On his own, the doll, Chucky, ends up killing several people. The police don't believe their story: it was Chucky who keeps killing these people! The serial killer eventually decides he wants to transfer his soul into Andy's body. Now he must be stopped! Find out how they kill him once and for all. Oh, and Chucky has the strength of a man even though he is a child's doll.

Reviewed by jerralagbayani 7 / 10 / 10

The Wisecracking Doll in his first movie is actually not that bad...

THIS REVIEW IS SORT OF A PARENTS GUIDE ALSO I've only seen Curse of Chucky until recently. If you thought Curse of Chucky was good wait until you see the first film(just so you know Curse of Chucky streams on Netflix so it's more likely people have seen that film more than the first film). To be honest this movie was slow like the Candyman but grew faster starting on the first death. I believe this movie can be a 14+ movie with some just some offensive language used like W###e, B###h, and F##k throughout the film. The film isn't actually as gory as I thought it would be and the deaths were fairly spread apart throughout the film. Probably about a handful of people die and the film had a happy ending, somewhat.

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